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8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
+1 410-720-2330
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

Stopped in without reservations on a Saturday night at 8:15pm. The dining rooms were full but we spied two seats at the corner of the tidy bar and sat down. The sole bartender was busy but we soon had menus and a wine list. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 December 2014

Went here for a night out with my wife. The food was decent but the atmosphere was just a little too "stuffy" for me. If you like Fancy, then give it shot. It's just not my kind of place. One nice perk they offer is...More

Thank AdamFoote
Reviewed 17 November 2014

My wife and I went to Portalli's on a Saturday night for our anniversary. We ate upstairs. It was roomy and nicely decorated. The server (Rob) congratulated us and offered a celebratory cocktail, which was nice. He was attentive throughout the evening. We ordered Potato...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Stopped in for lunch on a beautiful fall Saturday. It appears there is not a discrete lunch menu, so we ordered from the lighter fare on the menu. We started with bruschetta, which was fresh and delicious. My friend and I each ordered the Portalli...More

Thank Passwordnotavailable
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a nice cozy restaurant on Main Street in Ellicott City. The food is good and the service is excellent. You can sit at the window table and watch activities on main street. They also have a huge dining room upstairs. My favorite is...More

Thank virtualchatter1
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The first time we walked into Portalli's was by pure accident. We had been "shop hoping" all day and suddenly found ourselves famished. Portalli's looked like a nice restaurant and it did not disappoint. It's become a favorite of ours and we frequent it monthly....More

Thank phunigerl
Reviewed 4 November 2014

love Friday and Saturday happy hour in bar. Menu has been updated, all food we have had here has been very good. Great service....very accommodating!

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I have dined here a few times. Most recently, took 3 people for a business lunch. The food was okay, not terrific. Two of the male diners ordered some type of entree salad, and were served very small portions, so much that one of them...More

Thank kaysandler
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We've dined here several times and have never been disappointed. Even though it was Restaurant Week, we opted to order off the regular menu instead. We started by sharing an order of bruschetta w/o beans which is the best we've had at any restaurant. My...More

Thank Shopper21043
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We had dinner at Portelli's last night in Ol' Ellicott City and had a nice, quiet and romantic dinner. We both had the Portelli's Salad as a starter, very nice with candied walnuts and goat cheese. The red Sangria was a nice accompaniment...very smooth with...More

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Jerry D
7 December 2015|
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Response from PamGav | Reviewed this property |
Informal, however we also noticed couples out for a special evening and dressed quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8085 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-720-2330
This is a new Italian restaurant that opened in the former Jordan's Steakhouse. I believe it's been open since December or so. I dined there last night and it was wonderful. This is a fine-dining restaurant.
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